I've been busy bidding on several watches in the
last few weeks.
One thing that I noticed is that some sellers have
started to refuse and/or cancel bids if the bidder's
address is in Italy. For example, one seller put this
sentence in bold at the top of the description:
"if your address is in Italy, please do not bother
with bidding, as I will NOT sell to bidders from Italy..."
Most of the sellers are selling watches, but even some
big sellers(with 20000+ positive feedbacks) of DVDs
wont' sell to buyers from Italy...
Here's a quick Google search using keywords "will not
ship to Italy" and "Ebay" which came up with 13,200
results(!) here's the LINK to the Google search.
This seems quites strange to me... Isn't Italy part
of the EU? Did something happen with Ebay or
buyers from Italy that caused so many sellers to be
afraid of bidders from Italy?
Some sellers seem to be nicer and allow Italian bidder,
but have very strict rule: mandatory insurance, notify
seller before placing bid, no PayPal, wire transfer only,
Thanks for any info! :thanks
P.S. I'm in the US. I rarely sell my stuff on Ebay. If I sell
a watch on Ebay, should I be concerned about bidders from
Italy? I'm planning to put up my new Casio GIEZ for sale
because I no longer like the watch...